Providing safety, shelter and dignity to farm animals in need and educating our community through experience

Florida Rescue Farm

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Shelter and Hope for Farm Animals

We provide a home, a safe shelter, for unwanted farm animals. We also provide a compassionate environment where the animals are respected and can live a life free of fear.

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Education Through Experience

A large part of changing people’s attitude towards farm animals lies in education through interaction. Very few have had the opportunity to connect with the animals they find on their dinner plates.

Read more about our mission  »

Check out our Podcast on Eating Like You Give a Damn!

  • Engel Vilorio
    My wife researched about this place via Facebook for a while and today we had the opportunity to visit, it was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to everyone looking to interact with so many different loving animals with such unique stories. Some of these animals have survived incredibly hard situations and it is awesome to see them so happy and united walking around the property. It was totally heart warming and nothing short of amazing! My son is a 10 year old who had never interacted with Goats, Chicken and Cows so up close and he loved meeting them and getting to be around them. As far as the owner of the place, he is an amazing person who treated us with the utmost respect and kindness. He had a young lady who is a volunteer helping give us the tour, she was amazing too and very passionate about animals being loved, respected and free.
    Engel Vilorio
  • Cera Shain Myers
    It's so clear that the wonderful people here care deeply about every single animal! We had such a great experience!
    Cera Shain Myers
  • Kristen Sterner
    Kelly and Glenn provide a home, and a safe shelter, for unwanted farm animals. They give tours on the weekends to help educate and show the public how incredible these animals, they call family, really are. They both shared their enlightening paths into veganism after seeing these beautiful animals for the individuals they truly are. They promote compassion and freedom to ALL, and it definitely shines through!
    Kristen Sterner
  • Marah Burgundy
    Great experience! Very friendly humans and animals 😁 thank you so much for opening up your home and teaching us so much about your organization and mission ❤️
    Marah Burgundy
  • Patricia Campbell
    Thanks for giving me such a wonderful tour today! I enjoyed every minute! It was such a pleasure to meet you both and to spend some time with all the residents - especially Norman! He's so handsome!
    Patricia Campbell
  • Kelly McCall
    Thank you so much for blessing us today with an amazing tour of your incredible farm. Everyone needs to visit and see the peaceful, loving life you are providing for these beautiful babies. It was such a wonderful experience!
    Kelly McCall
  • Hulya Johnson
    Peaceful place on earth for the rescued animals
    Hulya Johnson
  • Marina Thompson
    Wonderful people, amazing mission, so much kindness and love for all their animals. So glad I found them, drove over 2.5 hours but it was well worth it.
    Marina Thompson
  • Christina Coston
    Glen and Kelly are the most amazing loving caring people. They take exceptional care of all their animals. Just continue doing what you're doing
    Christina Coston
  • Missy Alfano Hanback
    Fantastic place with fantastic people and animals! Our kids beg to go visit all of the time!
    Missy Alfano Hanback
  • Rachael Moya
    Thank you giving Margaret a place to live and be a part of a flock. You guys are amazing!
    Rachael Moya
  • Kat Amor
    Thanks for all you do for these beautiful, vulnerable animals.
    Kat Amor
  • Judy M. Caruso
    Enjoyed our visit so very much. Thank you for giving us your precious time to share the Farm with us. The gang is all so precious and the compassion you and Glen share for each and every animal is so evident! All your hard work really shows! We will be back with our Grandchildren for sure! Keep up the excellent work! Blessings on you all!
    Judy M. Caruso
  • Suzanne Matthews
    The absolute best and happiest place in the world.....wish I lived there to be surrounded by all these wonderful animals following me around all day......they are so well cared for and happy and content...and free of any fear....I am a vegan...for fifty years........I love and respect ALL life........that includes every animal that walks this earth.
    Suzanne Matthews
  • Mitch Hanback
    Highly recommend! Great people running a great farm. Love their passion. Take the kids out for visit and show your support! Every dollar helps this wonderful non-profit.
    Mitch Hanback
  • Holly Forrester
    Beautiful sanctuary where all the animals are loved and well cared for.
    Holly Forrester
  • grannycasio
    Took a tour. What fortunate animals to be rescued and placed here! The animals are all loved and well taken care of. Each one is named! Beautiful sanctuary. God bless!
  • Georgia Calimeres
    Glenn and Kelly are beautiful souls who have the most compassionate hearts. They are so welcoming and treat visitors like family. Florida Rescue Farm is a unique and quirky little sanctuary and I'd highly recommend visiting!
    Georgia Calimeres
  • Lisa McGrattan
    This is an amazing place with wonderful people! They showed us around and told us each animals rescue story. I can’t wait to visit again very soon! The owners have big kind hearts!
    Lisa McGrattan
  •  Mitchell Talana
    Had an amazing experience at the Florida Rescue Farm Sanctuary with Kelly and Glen. What they are doing there is incredible, and the world needs more people like them. They are two of the nicest, genuine, and most hospitable people around. They have so much knowledge and fun stories to share about the animals and what it really takes to care for them. You know the animals have a good home there. If you are in the area and have the chance, I highly recommend reaching out to them for a visit to see the good they are doing, volunteer and donate if you can, and gain some real life lessons to help raise awareness.
    Mitchell Talana
  • Stephanie McCumber Harter
    This is heaven and the operators of this loving homestead are angels.
    Stephanie McCumber Harter
  • Angie Rhinier
    In a perfect world all farm animals would live like this. They are wonderful and I cannot thank them enough for taking in the young rooster I found in a parking lot. Now he will grow up safe, happy and loved!
    Angie Rhinier

We are able to help these animals because of caring people like you who give a litte to help many

How you can help

Due to popular demand, we have started to offer not just our traditional Florida Rescue Farm t-shirts, but now pajama bottoms to match!

Modeled by the stylish Glenn, the pajama bottoms are black and white checkered, 100% cotton, and read "For the Animals" on the side. Tops are $25 and bottoms are $30. Both include free shipping within the United States. You are welcome to order below or email us at for more information.

Eating Like You Give a Damn

Your how-to guide for embracing a plant-based diet, combating injustice, and being a rebel for compassion one bite at a time.
Stephanie was so generous of spirit and instrumental to our process of going vegan that it gives us great pleasure to promote Stephanie’s book Eating Like You Give a Damn. It is a guide to the where’s and why’s of going vegan and a great read.

Buy your copy here:
A portion of the proceeds from your purchase goes towards Florida Rescue Farm.

Meet the residents

Visitors and Volunteers

We love to have people visit the farm and we give private tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Tours start at 10:00 and usually take 1-2 hours. We are closed to visitors from June until October because the weather is so unpredictable and the heat is really tough on the animals so we don't want to add any kind of extra stress.

We are not like a traditional petting zoo-type experience. Most of our animals free-range during the day so you may be approached by a cow or goat looking for a scratch behind the ears! Much of the experience is observing and interacting with the animals in their natural environment.

We recommend volunteers visit first so they can meet the animals and see our process. There's always lots to do and we truly value our volunteers.

You can set up your tour date/time via email at and you are also very welcome to call us at 941-209-9558 to chat about the sanctuary and set up a time to visit.

Please read our Visitor / Volunteer Disclaimer.
Volunteer lunch and event food policy

The primary purpose of Florida Rescue Farm, Inc. is to provide safety, shelter, and dignity for farm animals in need. This guiding principle, that all animals should be free from exploitation and suffering, extends to all aspects of our non-profit. Therefore it is our policy that only vegan food will be offered at Florida Rescue Farm, Inc. and at any event Florida Rescue Farm, Inc sponsors.

Although this seems obvious we felt it was important to have as a policy for the farm. We were inspired to do this by Animal Place’s Food for Thought Program which helps nonprofits adopt mission-driven menu policies for fundraising and sponsored events. Please take a moment to check out their website and please pass it on to any of your favorite non-profits.